Astor by Blue Nile Diamond
Before Dawyne Carter invented the word "Bling Bling," human beings have always judged a diamond by how much it sparkles. If you aren't a rapper (or a woman who has scoured Pinterest for the perfect stone she one day hopes to receive), you may not know the factors that contribute to a desirable diamond. In short, it boils down to the Four C's.
Firstly, Carat is the big buzz word you most associate with the word diamond. A Carat is the measure of a diamond's weight. Then there is the cut. The quality of the cut is determined by the proportions, symmetry, and polish. These three factors affect the color of the stone. The closer to white or colorlessness the better. This leads us to the final C: clarity. Clarity is defined as how free a diamond is from inclusions (Imperfections in the stone).